Personal Relationships and the Normative Landscape
Hosted by the Centre for Aesthetic, Moral, and Political Philosophy, in collaboration with the Centre for the Philosophy of Sex, Love, and Relationships University of Leeds
This event is generously sponsored by The Mind Association
Conference Theme Personal relationships have long been a topic of interest within traditional moral theorising. In more recent years, however, philosophers have expanded their focus, investigating how personal relationships might bear upon other normative phenomena. There is, for instance, a burgeoning literature that investigates our epistemic duties to our loved ones. Another recent development examines how personal relationships fit into theories of well-being. There has also been a revival of interest in the question as to how personal relationships contribute to the development of agency and the construction of personal identity.
The primary aim of this conference is to capitalise upon the momentum of this emerging research programme. The papers presented will establish illuminating connections between personal relationships and our understanding of the wider normative landscape.
Invited Speakers The conference will comprise four sessions, followed by commentaries on each:
Cathy Mason (Central European University): 'Friendship and Moving on from Wrongdoing'
Commentator: Luke Brunning
Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California): 'Tipping Points: Abuse and Transformative Discovery'
Commentator: Gerald Lang
Paloma Morales (London School of Economics): ‘What Do Bedtime Stories Have to Do With It? Social Norms and Family Relationships’
Commentator: Natasha McKeever
Justin Snedegar (University of St Andrews): 'Critical Partiality'
Commentator: Joseph Bowen
Accessibility The Conference will make every effort to adhere to the BPA/SWiP Good Practice Scheme and the BPA/SWiP Guidelines for Accessible Conferences.
The room for the conference, lunch, and the dinner venue, are all accessible to wheelchair users.
There will be a short break between each session and the Q&A.
We are happy for personal assistants to attend.
The venues will all have available seating.
We generally expect attendees to travel between venues by foot, but there is nearby parking to all venues, and taxis can be arranged.
We aim to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please state such any needs when you register.
We will ask all speakers to aim to make their presentations accessible.